Contact Hours & Course Descriptions

Contact Hours

UT LIFESTAR is proud to offer quality Contact Hours for firefighters, paramedics and EMTs. Our Contact Hours are accepted by the State of Tennessee EMS Division. If you are an EMS provider in the Knoxville area and have training needs, UT LIFESTAR is your solution.

All of our courses are designed to efficiently deliver a topic-based lecture, administer an exam to evaluate comprehension and then provide a certificate to show completion of the course.

Class Locations

The classes are held at EMS/fire agencies in the East Tennessee region, typically at the main operations building or a community facility.


The classes are taught by our staff, as well as specialty staff from the hospital. UT LIFESTAR personnel includes:

  • Paramedics
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Director

The hospital also provides specialty staff, such as:

  • Stroke Coordinators
  • Attending trauma surgeons
  • Trauma Outreach Coordinators
  • Pediatric Trauma Outreach Coordinators
  • Sepsis Coordinators
  • Cardiologists


UT LIFESTAR Aeromedical Services at The University of Tennessee Medical Center offers continuing education opportunities for emergency medical providers.

Classes are taught by our staff, as well as subject matter experts from the hospital. Most classes offer contact hours for those seeing continuing education credits.

Courses include:

  • Airway Management
  • Blood-Borne Pathogens
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Landing Zone Safety & Setup
  • Stroke Awareness

To see the full list of courses, download the Course List PDF below.

For more information on educational opportunities, contact UT LIFESTAR Instructor Coordinator, J.R. Gore, at

Download Course List PDF